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Best last-minute Mother’s Day gifts

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Mother’s Day is only one week away which means it’s time to think of those last-minute gifts. Skip the flowers and chocolates and find something that she will really like with this gift guide.


Trendy Mom

Claw Clips

Claw clips are a hair accessory that used to be popular back in the 80s and have since made a comeback in the past few years. They are at nearly every clothing or department store and make for an easy gift that Mom will definitely use and find convient.

Price: $5-$17 

Where to buy: Target


Water Bottles

Water bottles are constantly going in and out of style, so keeping up with the most popular ones helps Mom stay in the loop. Stanley tumblers and the Owala Free-Sips are two of the most trendy ones seen today. Both are durable water bottles and will withstand the times as they continue to rotate through the trend cycle.

Price: $28-$45

Where to buy: Scheels


Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Another trendy item Mom would love is the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, a vitamin-infused mask that she wears to sleep and leaves her lips feeling smooth in the morning. This mask is stronger than regular chapstick and can help aid those chapped lips left over from the cold winter season.

Price: $25

Where to buy: Sephora


Heat Protectant

The early 2000s was full of fried, straightened hair that Mom still can’t seem to let go of. Help her hair grow from those days with a good heat protectant that will allow her to continue straightening her hair without fear of more damage.

Price: $5-$47

Where to buy: Target


On the Go Mom

Car air freshener

Ditch the classic tree air freshener and go for something classy like the Bath and Body Works Car Fragrance Holder with the scented inserts. There are lots of styles to choose from and the scents can be swapped out every season. This is a perfect way to make Mom’s car feel more personalized.

Price: $5-$15

Where to buy: Bath and Body Works



Moms are constantly on the go, so giving her a subscription to an audiobook service can make doing daily tasks more enjoyable. With many books to choose from, Mom is able to pick out what she wants to listen to.

Price: $8-$230

Where to buy: Audible



Summer is approaching which means Mom is in need of a new pair of fashionable sunglasses. Found nearly everywhere, these sunglasses can be kept in the car to be used when driving and or out doing summer activities. 

Price: $15-$30

Where to buy: JCPenney


Coffee gift cards

Getting up early to chauffeur the kids to every event and practice that they have cannot be done without a little caffeine. Treat her with a gift card to her favorite coffee place such as The Beanery, Starbucks or Scooters.

Price: $5-$25

Where to buy: Any coffee location 


Organized Mom

Colorful pens

While some moms have become fully accustomed to technology, some still love the analog feel of writing down lists or leaving little notes around the house. Help her customize these lists with some colorful pens that can make writing more fun.

Price: $6-$43

Where to buy: Michaels


Robot Vacuum

A bit on the pricey end, but a robot vacuum can be a game-changer to have around the house. It can be run during the day while people are out of the house to ensure proper cleaning and can take the chore out of having to vacuum once a week for a long time.

Price: $230-$850

Where to buy: Target 


Label Maker

The best thing to keep things organized has to be a label maker. This gadget allows Mom to easily make labels and stick them to every container and cubby that needs to be marked. 

Price: $20-$60

Where to buy: Amazon


Clean up the house

Sometimes the best gifts aren’t bought, but they are acts of service. Doing a deep clean of the house is one way to help ease the stress that moms feel. Encourage her to sit back and relax while the rest of the family takes care of those mundane chores that moms don’t get enough credit for.




Phone Wallet

For the mom who will go shopping at a moment’s notice, the phone wallet is a must need. A case with the wallet already attached or a magnetic wallet add-on is the perfect way to ensure that her cards can all be stored in one place. Now she is ready for retail therapy at any time.

Price: $7-$25

Where to buy: Amazon


New tennis shoes

The shopping hours get long, waiting in line and walking around for hours; give Mom the gift of comfortable footwear as she parades through the aisles getting all the best deals. Some of the top brands are On Cloud, Nike, Adidas, New Balance and Under Armour

Price: $100-$180

Where to buy: Dick’s Sporting Goods




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